Visionary 1920s film containing imaginative astrophysical visualizations.
All about gravity, planets and the solar system. Great shot of sudden loss of gravity: man's hat and cane suddenly fly off his head, then he's lifted off the ground clutching tree branches; we next see the earth exploding!!
Newton under apple tree
Earth exploding *
The moon going dark *
Roof of observatory opening
Stars through telescope
October 19, 2007 Subject:
Brilliant overview with primitive but pragmatic animation that makes sense of a complex topic.
December 16, 2005 Subject:
Beautiful, wonderful, and amazing in its simplicity.
I like the concept/image of the earth exploding without gravity. Seems like the end is missing though. The last frame reads: Even the sun has spots... and then it ends. Yeah... Well, what about them? Kind of just leaves you hanging.
July 21, 2003 Subject:
To the moon...
A somewhat interesting of the earth, the stars, gravity etc. Film is somehwat tries to lighten things up with some interesting special effects (the earth exploding was interesting) but ultimately gets bogged down by lunar talk.